Sorry, the correct link for the sound file is here.
I have a Dell Inspiron 620. Last night a power surged MESSED up my computer. I didn't even realize this until I had sat down to a screen that was displaying "windows is loading files" and a full bar underneath just hanging there. I knew that this meant it had automatically done a startup repair but I wasn't sure why it was hanging.
So I rebooted and changed the BIOS to run from the CD rom first. I put in a windows 7 cd to try and run startup repair from there and rebooted. Again it just loaded the "windows is loading files" bar and hanged.
At this point I decided to run an Unbuntu CD to try and salvage what was on my hardrives before I did a clean wipe and reinstall of windows 7. It displayed the Unbuntu splash page and then went blank. After this I noticed that there were sounds coming from inside my computer... Here's that uploaded in mp3 form to help give you an idea.
(after :23 skip to :5 What is this by user668315214 on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free
It makes these same sounds each time I tried to boot, so I figured it was my hard drive causing this. To test that theory, I removed my hardrives and used another one from a different computer that was made around the same time as my other HDDs. Still, no proper boot, and it made the exact same sounds.
All I can think of it being is a mother board issue. What do you all think?